NASDAQ:VRSK - Verisk Analytics Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $142.16 -1.70 (-1.18 %) (As of 05/24/2019 01:31 AM ET)Previous Close$143.86Today's Range$141.71 - $143.515052-Week Range$102.74 - $144.48Volume485,172 shsAverage Volume707,776 shsMarket Capitalization$23.27 billionP/E Ratio34.59Dividend Yield0.17%Beta0.8 ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Verisk Analytics, Inc. provides data analytics solutions in the United States and internationally. It provides predictive analytics and decision support solutions to customers in rating, underwriting, claims, catastrophe and weather risk, natural resources intelligence, economic forecasting, and various other fields. The company operates through three segments: Insurance, Energy and Specialized Markets, and Financial Services. The Insurance segment focuses on the prediction of loss, selection and pricing of risk, and compliance with their reporting requirements for property and casualty customers. It also develops predictive models to forecast scenarios and produce standard and customized analytics that help its customers to manage their businesses, including detecting fraud before and after a loss event, and quantifying losses. The Energy and Specialized Markets segment provides data analytics for the natural resources value chain, including energy, chemicals, metals, mining, power, and renewables sectors; research and consulting services focusing on exploration strategies and screening, asset development and acquisition, commodity markets, and corporate analysis; and consultancy services in the areas of business environment, business improvement, business strategies, commercial advisory, and transaction support, as well as analysis and advice on assets, companies, governments, and markets. The Financial Services segment offers algorithms, business intelligence, and customized analytic services to financial institutions, payment networks and processors, alternative lenders, regulators, and merchants. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey. 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Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Data processing & preparation Sub-IndustryResearch & Consulting Services SectorBusiness Services Current SymbolNASDAQ:VRSK Previous Symbol CUSIP92345Y10 CIK1442145 Webhttp://www.verisk.com/ Phone201-469-2000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.13 Current Ratio0.69 Quick Ratio0.69Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio34.59 Forward P/E Ratio32.16 P/E Growth3.2 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$2.40 billion Price / Sales9.71 Cash Flow$5.9832 per share Price / Cash Flow23.76 Book Value$13.26 per share Price / Book10.72Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.11 Net Income$598.70 million Net Margins24.60% Return on Equity33.36% Return on Assets11.69%Miscellaneous Employees8,184 Outstanding Shares163,666,000Market Cap$23.27 billion Next Earnings Date7/30/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) Frequently Asked Questions What is Verisk Analytics' stock symbol? Verisk Analytics trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "VRSK." How often does Verisk Analytics pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Verisk Analytics? Verisk Analytics announced a special dividend on Thursday, May 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 14th will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share on Friday, June 28th. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 13th. View Verisk Analytics' Dividend History. How were Verisk Analytics' earnings last quarter? Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) released its earnings results on Tuesday, April, 30th. The business services provider reported $1.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.03. The business services provider earned $625 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $618.14 million. Verisk Analytics had a return on equity of 33.36% and a net margin of 24.60%. Verisk Analytics's revenue was up 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.94 earnings per share. View Verisk Analytics' Earnings History. When is Verisk Analytics' next earnings date? Verisk Analytics is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, July 30th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Verisk Analytics. What price target have analysts set for VRSK? 10 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Verisk Analytics' stock. Their predictions range from $90.00 to $155.00. On average, they anticipate Verisk Analytics' share price to reach $130.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 8.2%. View Analyst Price Targets for Verisk Analytics. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Verisk Analytics? 10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Verisk Analytics in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 6 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Verisk Analytics. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Verisk Analytics stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Verisk Analytics stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Verisk remains susceptible to operational risks related to security breaches at facilities, computer networks and databases, resulting in loss of its credibility and/or customers. Buyouts have increased its financial burden in the form of higher interest expenses over the past few years. Escalating investments for software development resulted in higher capital expenditures. On the flip side, Verisk continues to benefit from higher organic revenue growth and acquisitions. The company's expertise in providing predictive data analytics decision provides it an edge over its competitors. It has a consistent record of rewarding its shareholders. Shares of Verisk have outperformed the industry in the past six months." (4/27/2019) 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, ". We maintain our Overweight rating on Verisk and our 12-month PT of $135 following VRSK’s analyst day. Verisk believes major opportunities remain through digital engagement and international expansion. Management reiterated its long-term targets (Click here for slide deck). We remain attracted to Verisk’s faster-than-average industry growth and operating margins that are near the higher end of those of competitors." (12/6/2018) Has Verisk Analytics been receiving favorable news coverage? News headlines about VRSK stock have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to InfoTrie. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Verisk Analytics earned a media sentiment score of 1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the business services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. Who are some of Verisk Analytics' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Verisk Analytics include Automatic Data Processing (ADP), Workday (WDAY), Fiserv (FISV), DXC Technology (DXC), Autohome (ATHM), PagSeguro Digital (PAGS), RingCentral (RNG), Zendesk (ZEN), StoneCo (STNE), Proofpoint (PFPT), Pegasystems (PEGA), Zynga (ZNGA), YY (YY), Bilibili (BILI) and CarGurus (CARG). What other stocks do shareholders of Verisk Analytics own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Verisk Analytics investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Visa (V), Home Depot (HD), Starbucks (SBUX), Walmart (WMT), Verizon Communications (VZ), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Alibaba Group (BABA), Mastercard (MA) and Mcdonald's (MCD). Who are Verisk Analytics' key executives? Verisk Analytics' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Scott G. Stephenson, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 62)Mr. Lee M. Shavel, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 52)Mr. Mark V. Anquillare, Exec. VP & COO (Age 53)Mr. Kenneth E. Thompson, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 59)Mr. Vincent de P. McCarthy, Group Pres (Age 54) Who are Verisk Analytics' major shareholders? Verisk Analytics' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.96%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (3.52%), Parnassus Investments CA (2.93%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (2.19%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (2.11%) and Akre Capital Management LLC (1.55%). Company insiders that own Verisk Analytics stock include Andrew G Mills, Annell R Bay, Christopher M Foskett, David B Wright, David J Grover, Frank J Coyne, Hyatt J Brown, John F Lehman, Kenneth E Thompson, Lee Shavel, Mark V Anquillare, Scott G Stephenson and Vincent De P Mccarthy. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Verisk Analytics. Which major investors are selling Verisk Analytics stock? VRSK stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Triple Frond Partners LLC, New England Asset Management Inc., Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc., Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co., Principal Financial Group Inc., Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc. and Victory Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Verisk Analytics company stock in the last year include Andrew G Mills, Christopher M Foskett, David B Wright, David J Grover, John F Lehman, Kenneth E Thompson, Mark V Anquillare, Scott G Stephenson and Vincent De P Mccarthy. View Insider Buying and Selling for Verisk Analytics. Which major investors are buying Verisk Analytics stock? VRSK stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, AKO Capital LLP, Federated Investors Inc. PA, FMR LLC, Ardevora Asset Management LLP, Geode Capital Management LLC, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. and TRB Advisors LP. Company insiders that have bought Verisk Analytics stock in the last two years include Annell R Bay, Lee Shavel and Scott G Stephenson. View Insider Buying and Selling for Verisk Analytics. How do I buy shares of Verisk Analytics? Shares of VRSK can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Verisk Analytics' stock price today? One share of VRSK stock can currently be purchased for approximately $142.16. How big of a company is Verisk Analytics? Verisk Analytics has a market capitalization of $23.27 billion and generates $2.40 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $598.70 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.11 on an earnings per share basis. Verisk Analytics employs 8,184 workers across the globe. What is Verisk Analytics' official website? The official website for Verisk Analytics is http://www.verisk.com/. How can I contact Verisk Analytics? Verisk Analytics' mailing address is 545 WASHINGTON BOULEVARD, JERSEY CITY NJ, 07310. The business services provider can be reached via phone at 201-469-2000 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ VRSK)Community Ranking: 2.6 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 423 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 406 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 829MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Verisk Analytics and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe VRSK will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe VRSK will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 5/24/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Short Selling Receive Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.